Sunday, January 27, 2008

President Hickley, we love you. Last night Christian and I were talking about the order of the Apostles, after President Monson comes President Packer. I told him I hadn't ever thought that President Packer would be the next in line and Christian said "of course not, President Hinckley was going to live forever." As I have talked to others about the loss of our dear Prophet I have heard thoughts of relief for him, happiness for him to be with his sweet wife again, and how much we are all going to miss him. I really feel like President Hinckley had a personal part in my life. He has been the Prophet during the years that I have truly gained a testimony. I think I can have a sense of what the members of the church felt when the Prophet Joseph died and how much they missed him. I am grateful I "knew" him and will miss him greatly.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Benton Tells Us Stories Too

The other day we had 16 inches of snow, which forced Benton and I inside all day. Benton loves sitting up where he can see everything and now loves to join in the conversation. What in the world are babies thinking. They make all of these different sounds, do they think we are understanding them? Do they think we are completely incapable of caring for them as they are saying "Mom I just wanted some more of that yummy split pea baby food," and all we do is say "oh aren't they so cute." Are babies just enjoying that fact that they have discovered they make sounds come out of their mouth just like us adults? I also find it rather funny when I read the baby books that tell me what my baby is thinking. How in the world do scientists know what a baby is thinking. In any case we are really enjoying these funny baby noises, even if we don't know what they mean.

New Tag

1. You have to post these rules before you give the facts.
2. Players, you must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
3. When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.
4. At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag.
5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

W: why I have don't have a middle name is because my parents wanted me to always have Wade in my name.
A: Arizona is where I served my mission, I hope I can live there again some day.
D: Danielle, we have two Danielle Wade's in our family, I love them both!
E: Extra happy today because Christian got up last night with Benton and let me have a full 8
hours of sleep, I love you Christian.

1. Do you like cheese? Yes, but not as much as Christian.
2. Have you ever been arrested? Nope
3. Have you ever shot a gun? Yes. My brother Jeff took me shooting one time.
4. Your favorite song? Perfect Star, by Christian Andersen. Listen at
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Sometimes, who likes doctors?
6. What do you think of when you eat hot dogs? Disgusting! I haven't enjoyed hot dogs since that one time in Lake Powell when my stomach...well you get the idea.
7. What's your favorite Christmas song? Carol of the Angels
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? I usually just drink water, boring I know.
9. Can you do push ups? Um, yeah a few at least.
10. Is your bathroom clean? Yes.I just cleaned it today.
11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My wedding ring.
12. Favorite Hobby? Reading, being with friends, playing with Benton, taking Benton for walks.
13. What are you listening to right now? music from the Wallins blog.
14. What is the last thing you ate? cereal, muffin tops.
15. What one trait do you hate about yourself? I can way too much.
16. Middle Name? just my maiden name, Wade
17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment? Trying to keep Benton from touching the key pad. I only have room for one thought with him around.
18. Name the last 3 things you have bought. groceries, picture, picture frame.
19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink. Water, pretty much that is it.
20. Current worry right now? Needing to get my laundry done, I guess I should do that instead of this blog.
21. Current hate? Cold weather, I want to be able to take Benton outside soon.
22. Favorite place to be? New Port Beach, we are going next month!
23. How did you bring in the New Year? Played games at home and had crepes.
24. What is your quirkiest habit? I like to scratch my arms in the middle of the night with them straight up in the air.
25. Name three people who will complete this and return? I’m not sure.
26. How many siblings do you have?2 sisters, 4 brothers
27. Do you own slippers? Yes, but I never wear them.
28. What shirt are you wearing? A pink shirt.
29. What shampoo do you use? can't remember the name of it.
30. Favorite colors? purple.
31. Would you like to be a pirate? probably not.
32. What songs do you sing in the shower? usually just play peek-a-boo, trying to entertain a 5 month old.
33.Favorite female name? Suzanne of course, or maybe Kate
34. Favorite male name? Benton, that is why we used it.
35. What's in your pockets right now? nothing
36. Last thing that made you laugh? Christian's story about his co-worker's ex-girlfriend who sent a picture of a positive pregnancy test, which they found to be false.
37. Best bed sheets as a child?I loved my Rainbow Bright sheets the best.
38. Worst injury you've ever had? When I got bucked off a horse, I was unable to go to school for a little while.
39. When's your birthday? Sept. 16th
40. How many TVs do you have in your house? We only own one, but Christian asks if "is today the day we can buy a plasma???"
41. Who is your loudest friend? um, not sure.
42. There is no 42
43. Does someone have a crush on you? Only Christian.
44. Do you wish on shooting stars? No.
45.What is your favorite book ? Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. (I know same as every 14 year old girl out there, but it is sooooo good.) I Love Edward!!!
46.What is your favorite age? I really enjoy my age right now.
47. What song do/did you want played at your wedding? Christian sang "Bless the Broken Road" and "You Raise Me Up."
48. What song do you want played at your funeral?Don't really want to think about that.
49. What were you doing at 12 am this morning? Sleeping, thankfully!
50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? Oh look here is Benton.


Monday, January 21, 2008


I am so excited about this Twilight series I have been reading. For those that haven't heard about the books or had a chance to read them yet I definitely recommend reading them! Now that Christian is back in school full time and working I am alone a lot of the day and Benton doesn't say too much, I have really enjoyed reading. I told Christian I feel like they are my friends during the day :) Even if my life isn't too eventful outside the everyday feedings, naps, diaper changes, I can live vicariously through Bella Swan. Just wondering what everyone else thought of the books.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Why I Love Shoes

When Christian and I were first married we were bringing in our personal belongings into our tiny apartment, I had purposely left several pairs of my shoes at my parents knowing I wouldn't have room for all of them. I only brought my most favorite and most essential shoes. So when Christian started making comments about the number of shoes I had with only 1/3 of the actual number I owned I realized I was going to have to make a good case for needing so many different pairs. For him shoes are just something you wear out of necessity. He can own 3 pairs and be completely satisfied for a whole year. One pair for church, one pair for everyday casual use and another pair for playing sports. I began taking inventory of my shoes and just couldn't part with the majority of them. Each pair has a history, such as the first pair I showed the little black ones with a flower over the toes. My mom bought those ones when she was in the midst of battling her cancer. She thought they were perfect to go with my wedding colors and even though she was too wobbly on her feet to actually wear them to the wedding she kept them in a box as an incentive to get well enough to wear them out of the house. I think of her each time I wear them. I love those shoes! Then the last pair, the brown heals I love as well. Christian bought those for me when we had been married about 6 months. I was having one of the weeks when nothing could go right. So, Christian surprised me with leaving several notes and roses at different locations from my work desk, my car, and inside our home. He then bought our favorite dinner and had those shoes for me on my chair in our kitchen. So, you see how could I ever part with shoes that have meanings behind them. Shoes make an outfit perfect and can make you feel pretty even when you are 8 months pregnant and feeling like an elephant. I think most women would agree that shoes are just one of those things our husbands should just accept instead of trying to convince us we need fewer shoes.

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